Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I've been working at redesigning this blog. When I think about how much $ MySpace, Facebook and Twitter have made from my images and Plus, I don't like to be limited in how many characters I can use. I kind of miss MySpace in that I used to be able to be more creative with the posts(and more long-winded, LOL!). Facebook has been particularly limiting in that it only allows bite-sized chunks of text to be written in most cases, unless you want to post a Note. I miss the spontaneity I used to have on MySpace.

The thing about Facebook is that it's targeted. This is great if you are an advertiser using Facebook as a marketing tool. But personally, I find it creepy to have things like "Steampunk Emporium, half price sale" popping up on the side of my page as an ad. I never wanted to think of underground fashion movements as something that could be marketed so aggressively. When I was growing up, I never would have expected to see "Punk Rock Emporium, half price sale" targeted directly at me from information on a profile page. That would be so anti to the purpose, IMO. ALTERNATIVE fashion should not be treated as something to ram down people's throats with a pervasive advertisement that pops up multiple times. I remember that half the fun was sewing my own clothes out of found materials or sifting through stuff at a thrift store and finding retro glamour.

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